Eagle Gate College Social Network Updates

Social Media Editorial
14-Jan Eagle Gate College wishes you a great day!
28-Jan New to the business world? Check out 5 ways to never miss a deadline. (link)
30-Jan 6 Social media mistakes to avoid while job seeking (link)
4-Feb Networking can either help or slow down your career. Here are the do’s and dont’s of networking. (link)
6-Feb Struggling to find a job or internship? Visit our career services department to jump-start your career.
11-Feb Get ready for the career fair! (link)
13-Feb Wondering how to finance college? Visit our financial services department to learn about your financial options.
18-Feb Check out 5 college savings tips. (link)
20-Feb For those 2015 graduates, here is some career advice. (link)
25-Feb Attending an interview soon? Here are 7 questions to ask during an interview. (link)
27-Feb 10 Tips on how to choose the career that is right for you. (link)
1-March Nursing graduates, here are 10 things you can expect in 2015. (link)
3-March Career possibilities with a Criminal Justice Degree. (link)

5K Race for Brain Cancer Awareness


South Jordan, Utah—Friends of Trisha Thurber are hosting a 5K race and a 2K child walk in South Jordan to raise money for her medical expenses. The event will be held on Sept. 29, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at 11350 S. 4000 W. South Jordan, Utah.

The suggested donation for the event is $25 for adults and $10 for children. These funds will go directly to Thurber for her medical expenses.

“The 5k race is an event for friends and family to attend to show support,” said Holly Jones, friend of Thurber. “Trisha has been diagnosed with more medical conditions. She is a strong woman fighting against cancer.”

Thurber was first diagnosed with a grade 3 brain tumor (Anaplastic Astrocyrtoma) in April 2011. Since then, she has been diagnosed with skin cancer, and a second grade 3 brain tumor. Doctors have suggested that she may have a third brain tumor, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Thurber has attended chemotherapy since May 2011. She has had two brain surgeries, eye surgery, skin surgery and 12 weeks of daily radiation treatments. Due to her illness, Thurber was not able to keep her job as a programmer at Hill Air Force Base. She has moved out of her home, sold most of her belongings and has used her savings to pay for all expenses.

“Trisha is a strong person and has been trying hard to stay positive, active and by following a strict diet,” said Jones. “She reminds friends and family that life is precious.”

Donations will be accepted at the event. Checks can be written directly to Trisha Thurber. Registration and credit card payments can be made beforehand at www.trotfortrisha.blogspot.com

For more information, please visit www.trotfortrisha.blogspot.com


Women’s Expo Release




Orem, Utah—Art and pottery classes, skin cancer screenings, do-it-yourself projects, fashion and hair shows will be among the activities offered at The Utah Valley Women’s Expo to be held Sept. 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Orem’s UCCU Center at Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 12 at the door.

“Women who attend The Utah Valley Women’s Expo can shop for the latest fashions and accessories, learn new skills and even be tested for skin cancer,” says Roxanne Bennett, Utah Valley Women’s Expo coordinator.

Mountain Star Health Care will bring a Divinci robotic operating system to the expo.  This operating system is used by surgeons to perform complex surgeries.  When used in surgeries, robotic operating systems have typically resulted in reduced blood loss, decreased pain and minimal scarring.

Doug Bourdreaux, marketing director of Mountain Star Health Care said, “We want to show women that there are other options to surgery by using robotics and finger movements with the DiVinci instrument.”

Brick Canvas, a spa based at Thanksgiving Point, will present hair fashion shows with the latest styles and tips on how women can create these styles. Brick Canvas will also be offering free services and discounted gift cards at its booth.

Fashion shows will be held both days of the expo with clothes and accessories provided by such companies as Dillard’s, Walmart, Diva Fashions, House of Denim, Lilac Clothing, The Posh Peddler and Bags that Fit.

Sponsors of The Utah Valley Women’s Expo include NuSkin, Mountain Star Health Care, Brick Canvas, McNeil Printing and City Deals.

For more information, visit www.uvexpos.com


Fibromyalgia Pitch letter


Fibromyalgia is a widespread syndrome that presents chronic pain. Fibromyalgia affects 3 million to 6 million Americans and is more common in women than in men. More than 90 percent of patients with Fibromyalgia have a variety of symptoms that include, fatigue, tingling, insomnia and weakness. Poor sleep adds to more stress and doesn’t allow the brain waves to work properly.

Spreading awareness about Fibromyalgia is critical because many Americans are diagnosed with it. Dr. Syed I. Nabi, Salt Lake City, Utah resident, is a sleep specialist for the Utah Sleep Center and a member of the Education Board of American Sleep and Breathing Academy. He recently wrote an article for Sleep and Wellness Magazine on Fibromyalgia in the February 2012 issue (a copy of the article is attached).

In this article, Dr. Nabi discusses a variety of topics including the three transitions the brain goes though during sleep and stages of brain waves. He also explains how obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where the airway collapses leading to cessation of breathing, is often common in fibromyalgia patients.

If you would like to meet Dr. Syed I. Nabi, to learn more about fibromyalgia and sleep, I would like to make all necessary arrangements.


Maitreyee Brandon

PTSD Pitch Letter


Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after events that result in psychological trauma. More than 60 percent of US adults experience at least one traumatic event in their life. It is estimated that 1 in every 5 military personnel has PTSD; diagnosed cases have increased by 50 percent within the past year. More people are seeking treatment options to help prevent PTSD develop after trauma.

Nightmares are a common symptom with PTSD and two types of treatments for nightmares have been effective to treat PTSD. Dr. Paul Teman, Salt Lake City, Utah resident, is the medical director at the Sleep Wake Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and educates patients about sleep disorders. He was recently featured in Sleep and Wellness Magazine for a Q&A feature story in the month of February (a copy of the full Q&A is attached).

In the Q&A, Teman discussed a variety of topics were discussed including how PTSD can effect nightmares, sleep disorders and gave examples of treatment options. He also discusses about PTSD effects sleep and different types of sleep disorders associated with PTSD.

If you would like to meet Dr. Paul Teman to learn more about PTSD and sleep, I would like to make all necessary arrangements.


Maitreyee Brandon


Overstock Release


Overstock Organizes Furniture Sale

Salt Lake City, Utah—Overstock will host parking lot sale for furniture and bedding goods. This event is on June 16, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maverick Center located 3200 S. Decker Lane Drive.

“Customers get excited during summer because they can re-decorate and buy new furniture for their house. Overstock wants to make their furniture shopping easy,” says Kirstie Burden, media contact for Overstock.

Overstock is a technology-based retail company offering customers a wide variety of household products. The company provides its customers with the opportunity to shop for bargains by offering suppliers an alternative inventory distribution channel.


For more information:
Maitreyee Brandon
Public Relations Specialist

Firewall Facts

Fun Facts About Firewalls

Purchasing a new computer can be really exciting. While you are setting up your computer for the first time, it might be a good idea to set up a firewall as well. Firewalls are barriers that help keep destructive forces away. This helps protect your home network and family from web sites and hackers that can send viruses to your computer.

Creating separation between your private networks from the internet is used by the Network Address Translation (NAT). The idea is to keep other computers from being internet accessible to assign them to an invalid IP address. The only IP address that should be available is assigned to the firewall. All machines protected by the firewall are given an IP address and are valid on the private network.  If the computer on a private network needs to communicate with the outside world, it sends a request to the firewall. The firewall places the request and when it arrives to the firewall, it responds to the appropriate computer on the private network.

Port filtering is used to ensure that nothing can pass through an open port except through request of the administrator.  Common hacking techniques can include performing a port scan against and IP address. This allows the hacker with a list of ports that are open. And use protocols to gain entry into the system. Port filtering can also deny access to the system from an IP address the administer has chosen. Port filtering examines the system header such as source address to make sure it is not spoofed.

Firewalls are important to protect your personal property and the help make your new computer safe and secure. Firewalls can be set up through software and can always be scanned to make sure it’s working properly. Small businesses have firewall protect to help secure special files such as finances and client information.

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